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[dinosaur] Yehuecauhceratops, new centrosaurine ceratopsid from Mexico

Ben Creisler

A new paper:

Héctor E. Rivera-Sylva, Eberhard Frey, Wolfgang Stinnesbeck, José Rubén Guzmán-Gutiérrez & Arturo H. González-González (2017)
Mexican ceratopsids: Considerations on their diversity and evolution.
Journal of South American Earth Sciences (advance online publication)

During the past decade, three new endemic taxa of ceratopsian ornithischians have been described from Mexico. Apparently, this group experienced a regional diversification in this area. To date Mexican Ceratopsia are represented by three species, one of which is a centrosaurine and two are chasmosaurines. Here we provide a critical review on Mexican ceratopsians and formally name a new centrosaurine ceratopsid species from the Aguja Formation as Yehuecauhceratops mudei. We also discuss possible causes for the rapid endemic diversification of Mexican ceratopsians.


This appears to be the second new dinosaur for 2017, after Magnamanus.